Children’s Museum Has Free Admission on Thursdays/Sundays

If you have kids and are looking for a low-cost, high impact outing, then check out the free days at the Children’s Museum.  Compliments of Kraft and Target, the Chicago Children’s Museum offers free admission on Thursday nights from 5-8 pm and on the First Sunday of each month.


Kraft Free Family Nights Every Thursday evening from 5-8pm. Free admission for everyone. (Groups of 15 or more must register by calling 312.464.8249.)  Chicago Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kraft Foods to present Kraft Free Family Night, every Thursday evening from 5-8pm, when families can enjoy the entire museum free of charge. Each year, more than 55,000 participants are enriched by the cultural, interactive, and family-oriented programs offered during Kraft Free Family Night.


Target Free First Sundays First Sundays of every month.  Free admission all day for ages 15 and under.(Groups of 15 or more must register by calling 312.464.8249.)  CCM is proud to partner with Target to present Target Free First Sundays the first Sunday of every month, when children 15 and younger receive free museum admission all day long. On Target Free First Sundays, CCM will offer hands-on activities and performances for families.  Museum hours on Target Free First Sundays are 10am-5pm.


The Chicago Children’s Museum’s mission is to create a community where play and learning connect with its zero to 12 year old constituency, along with the family, school and community groups that support and influence their development. There are fifteen permanent exhibits and programming spaces which provide innovative learning experiences for children and their caregivers as the museum hosts more than 500,000 visitors annually. Chicago Children’s Museum also invests in neighborhoods across Chicago, particularly to children who might not otherwise have access to the museum’s rich array of resources.  It is located at:

700 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


*Sunday – Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 5 pm

* Thursday and Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm

* Open every holiday except Thanksgiving and Christmas


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